By Brooklyn Reader

July 2, 2014, 6:00 am

 

Jumaane Williams Photo:media.wnyc.org

Jumaane Williams
Photo:media.wnyc.org

After a bloody weekend in New York City where more than 20 people were shot, City Councilman Jumaane Williams on Monday announced the launch the National Network to Combat Gun Violence, reported The Daily News.

City Council members from more than 20 cities have joined the new nationwide organization. The group plans to discuss local programs to reduce gun violence and ways to lobby for tougher gun laws.

Williams, one of the chief advocates of curtailing NYPD stop-and-frisk tactics, insisted the spike in shootings had nothing to do with reining in stop-and-frisk.

“Even if it did work, we as a society have said that the Constitution means something, and that we do not want to live in a police state,” he said.


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One Response

  1. Shane Romero

    The rise in gun violence in inner cities and glorification of guns in media is increasing at an alarming rate. This is a poetry short film addressing the gun violence in Southside Chicago and Brooklyn, NY the short film is an open letter addressed to 14 year old up and coming Southside Chicago Rapper Lil’ Mouse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urVRaQlO420

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